Bain To Steer Education R/Evolution In North?

In a significant speech tonight, Peter Hain announced George Bain as the man tasked with organising the comprehensive educational changes planned for the north (pardon the pun.) Interesingly, Hain articulated his vision of Specialist Schools forming a part of the new education system’s structural framework, a move likely to arouse suspicions that the Grammar lobby may be looking to use Specialisation as a means of retaining selection by the back door.
In addition, Hain spelled out his vision of schools as integral community facilities- echoing Sinn Fein’s stated policy of creating ‘Learning Neighbourhoods,’ contained wihtin the party’s Education policy document ‘Educate That You May Be Free’, published during Martin McGuiness’ tenure as Education Minister.